After months of waiting for some legit info, Netflix finally revealed an official teaser trailer and the release date for The Sandman, an anticipated series based on DC Comics. During Geeked Week, Netflix officially confirmed that the series will premiere on the streamer on August 5, 2022.
Based on the DC comic book of the same name by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg, The Sandman series was created by David S. Goyer, Allan Heinberg, and Neil Gaiman, author of the original comic book. The first season of the series was adapted from The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes, which was a collection of the first eight issues of the comic book. The comic book started publication in January 1989, and the original series ran for 75 issues until March 1996.
The series follows Tom Sturridge’s Dream, who is one of the seven entities that can control aspects of existence. The series is also starring Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer, the ruler of Hell, which will introduce us to the newest incarnation of the character, different from Tom Ellis’ incarnation from the Lucifer series which concluded on Netflix last year.
Check the official trailer and the synopsis down below:
“There is another world that waits for all of us when we close our eyes and sleep — a place called the Dreaming, where The Sandman, Master of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), gives shape to all of our deepest fears and fantasies. But when Dream is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for a century, his absence sets off a series of events that will change both the dreaming and waking worlds forever. To restore order, Dream must journey across different worlds and timelines to mend the mistakes he’s made during his vast existence, revisiting old friends and foes, and meeting new entities — both cosmic and human — along the way.” — The Sandman, official description
The series is starring Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Jenna Coleman, Niamh Walsh, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Kyo Ra, Stephen Fry, Razane Jammal, Sandra James Young, Patton Oswalt, and Mark Hamill, who was recently confirmed to star in a voice role as Mervyn Pumpkinhead.
The Sandman is set to premiere exclusively on Netflix on August 5, 2021.